• Short Summary

    KASSEL, A WEST GERMAN CITY OF 207,500 INHABITANTS - HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE SITE FOR THE NEXT SUMMIT MEETING BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMAN LEADERS WILLY STOPH AND WILLY BRANDT.

  • Description

    KASSEL, A WEST GERMAN CITY OF 207,500 INHABITANTS - HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE SITE FOR THE NEXT SUMMIT MEETING BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMAN LEADERS WILLY STOPH AND WILLY BRANDT. SPEAKING TO THE BUNDESTAG (FEDERAL LOWER HOUSE) TODAY, (FRIDAY, MARCH 20), HERR BRANDT SAID THAT THE MOST POSITIVE RESULT OF YESTERDAY'S TALKS WAS THE AGREEMENT TO HOLD A SECOND MEETING ON MAY 21.

    KASSEL LIED ON THE WESTERN SIDE ON THE KASSEL BASIN, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FULDA RIVER, A NAVIGABLE TRIBUTARY OF THE WESER. IT IS ABOUT 90 MILES (56 KMS) NORTH-EAST OF FRANKFURT AM MAIN. THE CITY IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE OF A DISTRICT. ITS THREE MAIN BUSINESS STREETS ARE THE KONIGSTRASSE, WILHELMSTRASSE, AND FRIEDRICH-EBERT-STRASSE. THE FRIEDRICHSPLATZ CONTAINS THE MONUMENT OF THE LANDGRAVE FREDERICK II (1760-85), THE MUSEUM FRIDERICIANUM AND THE NEW STATE THEATRE. NEARBY IS THE SITE OF THE OTTONEUM (1603-05), WHICH IS CLAIMED TO BE THE OLDEST THEATRE BUILDING IN EUROPE. IT WAS LARGELY REBUILT IN 1697 AND IS NOW A MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.

    KASSEL ALSO CONTAINS ACADEMIES OF APPLIED ARTS AND MUSIC AND SCHOOLS OF BUILDING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. WILHELMSHOHE CASTLE - THE TOWN'S CENTREPIECE - IS LOCATED IN THE HABICHTSWALD PARK, ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS WATERFALLS.

    THE RAILWAY STATION IS THE MEETING PLACE OF RAIL LINES FROM HANOVER, BERLIN, LEIPZIG AND FRANKFURT. IT IS ALSO THE INTERSECTION POINT OF MANY MAIN ROADS, INCLUDING THE HANOVER-MUNICH MOTORWAY. KASSEL HAS LONG BEEN AN INDUSTRIAL CENTRE AND ITS PRODUCTS INCLUDE LOCOMOTIVES, FREIGHT CARS, OPTICAL AND PRECISION INSTRUMENTS AND HEAVY FABRICS.

    THE CAPITAL OF WESTPHALIA FROM 1807-1813, AND AFTER THE FALL OF THE HESSIAN STATE (1866), CAPITAL OF THE PRUSSIAN PROVINCE OF HESSE-NASSAU, KASSEL WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED DURING WORLD WAR TOW AND HIS SINCE BEEN REBUILT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BI6X2E4C241Y0224FK7TB9ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BI6X2E4C241Y0224FK7TB9ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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